dogtrot

[dawg-trot, dog-]

noun

a gentle trot, like that of a dog.
South Midland and Southern U.S. a covered passage or porch linking two parts of a house; breezeway.

verb (used without object), dog·trot·ted, dog·trot·ting.

to go or move at a gentle trot or a dogtrot.

Origin of dogtrot

First recorded in 1655–65; dog + trot1
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Related Words for dogtrot

dash, sprint, amble, lope, trot, pace, canter

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British Dictionary definitions for dogtrot

dogtrot

noun

a gently paced trot
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